FBO: Ravens must keep LB trio

Originally Published: February 11, 2009
By Mike Tanier | Football Outsiders
With the 2008 season in the books, Football Outsiders is going division by division, applying its unique brand of analysis to one key question for each team. Today: the AFC North.

Baltimore: Are the Ravens in deep trouble if they lose their three top linebackers to free agency?

Few teams could absorb the loss of three starting linebackers, and no team has a trio as good as Ray Lewis, Terrell Suggs and Bart Scott. If all three leave Baltimore, the Ravens will lose more than Lewis' leadership, Suggs' sacks, and Scott's steadiness.